20 May 2021

Are we ready to go out into the world?
Yes, now that the personal dimension is clear, we can open up to a broader perspective. In organisational counselling we always start from the person, from self-management. If you do not know yourself, how can you manage other people or even organisations?

Yes, I know, a lot of people in positions of power don’t seem to have developed much awareness, but we try hard and take responsibility, right?

Today we are going to look at your values and see what effect they might have on the world.

What are the things that you consider valuable?
The things that are so important to you?

Take your qualities back and list the things you like to do.
Now you have a clear idea, don’t you?

Take a blank sheet of paper, draw an X that divides the sheet into 4 parts, diagonally.

At the top write down the things you like to do.
On the left the things you are good at.
At the bottom are the things you get paid for.

Now open up to the world: What does the world need?

Write down on the right side of your paper the things the world needs, in your opinion of course! There are so many things our poor world needs, aren’t there?

Each of us brings attention to something. Each of us contributes to making the world a better place, according to our values.

When it comes to personal purpose, I like to work with the map of IKIGAI, a Japanese term that cannot be translated into a single word, but into the broad concept of finding the meaning of life in order to be happy.

At the beginning of our journey, we said to each other that human beings naturally tend towards self-fulfilment, remember?
In a broader sense it means realising your life project.

I got to know this model through Bettina Lemke’s book, and I teach courses on this subject.

If what we do corresponds to our personal inclinations, our motivation is certainly higher, and the meaning we give to our actions is more complete.

I find it interesting to bring all of our work to the chart, for me it has been very useful to visualise what I like, what makes me feel good, what I can do, what I get paid for, my values and what I think the world needs.
I use this map with some clients and I must say that it is very satisfying!

The boundaries between the areas of the chart are fluid and vary from person to person.

When the things we do well meet the things we love to do most, then we talk about Passion.

When the things we love to do meet the things the world needs, then we understand our Mission.

The moment we receive a reward it becomes a Profession.

Vocation, on the other hand, is the encounter between what the world needs and what I am paid to do.

It is not immediate to deduce the meaning of life, but I find it an interesting way to explore with colours and a little time.

If you are passionate about this method and would like to go a little deeper into your motivations and strengths, I will be happy to accompany you on a personal development path, where together we will focus on your specific needs.

I look forward to seeing you next week with a little more authenticity!

– di cosa ha bisogno il mondo?
– in che modo posso contribuire per renderlo un posto migliore??